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Surgeon general: Precaution best method to fight Zika virus

Terrance Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 5:00pm

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy toured a mosquito control facility in Orlando on Monday and said now is the time to start taking precautions to prevent the spread of the Zika virus.

San Diego investor, philanthropist Conrad Prebys dies at 82

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 5:00pm

Conrad Prebys, a major philanthropist in medical research and the arts who made his fortune building and managing apartment buildings in San Diego, has died, his family said Monday. He was 82.

Idaho high court: Man entitled to new trial in murder case

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 5:00pm

The Idaho Supreme Court ruled Monday that one of two brothers convicted of killing a Texas couple more than 30 years ago is entitled to a new trial because prosecutors violated his constitutional rights to a fair trial.

Smoke from CA wildfire triggers air quality concern in Reno

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 4:41pm

Smoke from a California wildfire burning more than 300 miles away has prompted Washoe County health officials to issue an air quality warning for the Reno-Sparks area.

Connecticut police chief to take 3-week leave due to conduct

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 4:31pm

A Connecticut police chief has agreed to take a three-week leave of absence following an investigation into reports that he berated a waitress at local restaurant.

Gunman gets shot by Pokemon Go player he tried to rob

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 4:31pm

A gunman and his underage driver tried to rob a group of people playing the popular Pokemon Go game, triggering a shootout after one of the players pulled out his own weapon at a Las Vegas park that has become a hot spot for virtual creature hunting.

Reno pedestrian dies after struck by car

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 4:31pm

A 51-year-old Reno man has died from injuries he suffered when he was struck by a car while crossing a downtown street.

Texas reaches deal on birth certificates for immigrant kids

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 4:31pm

Parents who entered the U.S. illegally from Mexico and Central America will have an easier time getting birth certificates for their children born in Texas following a lawsuit settlement with the state, lawyers for immigration advocates said on Monday.

Vegas judge orders swastika face tattoos covered for trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 4:31pm

A Las Vegas judge has ordered a cosmetologist to cover up a defendant's neck and facial tattoos that include a swastika and the words "Most Wanted" on each day of his robbery trial.

Congressional committee seeks gunman's VA record

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 4:31pm

The chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Veterans Affairs has requested medical records from the Department of Veterans Affairs for the former Marine who killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Mom of slain Florida teen warned son of nightclub shootings

Terry Spencer and Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 4:21pm

With the Orlando massacre still fresh on everyone's mind, the mother of a young man who was slain at a nightclub early Monday had warned her son about what to do if there were a shooting: "hit the floor, find a table."

Slain Baton Rouge officer remembered for urging city unity

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 4:11pm

Baton Rouge police officer Montrell Jackson's pleas for the city to unite and "don't let hate infect your heart" echoed Monday throughout the funeral service that grieved a man who only four months earlier had been celebrating the birth of his son.

Kansas woman's body found after skydiving in Oklahoma

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 4:11pm

Authorities on Monday located the body of a Kansas skydiver who jumped from a plane in Oklahoma and landed about 5 miles away from her parachute and harness.

The Latest: Erratic winds fan fire near Los Angeles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 4:11pm

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Alaska officials investigate Bethel-area salmonella outbreak

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 4:01pm

Alaska environmental regulators collected test samples from a Bethel facility that serves food, following a salmonella outbreak that sickened six people in the region.

Average composite ACT score edges up in Louisiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 4:01pm

The average composite score on the ACT college readiness test has edged up in Louisiana, from 19.4 in 2015 to 19.5 this year.

Restaurant accused of serving drunk driver gives up license

Kasey Jones, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 4:01pm

A Maryland restaurant accused of serving alcohol to a man who later drove drunk and killed a police officer will surrender its liquor license.

California man sentenced for trying to aid Islamic State

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 4:01pm

A federal judge on Monday sentenced a California man to 15 years in prison for trying to join the Islamic State group in Syria, calling his conduct a serious threat to the U.S. and saying it was influenced by his abusive childhood and history of mental problems.

Jury: Seattle police chief retaliated against officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 4:01pm

A jury has found that the Seattle police chief retaliated against two police officers who were transferred amid a dispute about overtime pay.